It’s totally okay to get your dog from a reputable dog breeder. Keep the word reputable in mind as you read through this post. What I am about to say might just help facilitate this age-old debate between reputable breeder vs reputable rescue. Spoiler alert: It’s possible to have both.
Is it better to buy a dog from a breeder?
There are many good reasons to buy a well-bred purebred dog from a responsible breeder. The first, of course, is predictability. … Because ethical breeders spend lots of time socializing, caring for, and observing their puppies, they will be able to recommend the puppy most likely to fit best into your life.
Should I feel bad about getting a dog from a breeder?
No, you absolutely shouldn’t feel guilty. I get a little bit angry sometimes at the aggressiveness of some of the ‘Adopt, don’t shop’ brigade. I’ve even heard some of them say that you can’t truly love dogs if you don’t adopt. Bollocks!
What is considered a backyard breeder?
A Backyard Breeder is an amateur animal breeder. While some may have good intentions, in most cases the conditions are considered substandard, with little to no emphasis on ethical or selective breeding, or provide proper care for the well-being of the animals they are breeding.
How do you know if a breeder is legit?
Ask if the breeder is a member of an AKC-affiliated club and contact that club to verify membership or check recent listings of available AKC Litters from breeders. You can also check with the BBB (www.bbb.org) and the AKC (919-233-9767) to see if there are any complaints about the breeder.
Why buying a dog is better than adopting?
Buying a pet can easily cost $500 to $1000 or more; adoption costs range from $50 to $200. … Although many shelters and rescue groups have purebred animals, an adopted mixed-breed pet may be healthier than a purebred pet (purebred pets are more likely to have genetic problems) and, therefore, cost less overall.